No Waterford return for O'Keeffe

October 04, 2021

Waterford goalkeeper Stephen O'Keeffe. ©INPHO/Morgan Treacy.

Stephen O'Keeffe confirmed his inter-county retirement after Ballygunner completed an eight-in-a-row of Waterford SHC titles at Roanmore's expense yesterday.

The 2017 All-Star goalkeeper took an indefinite break from the inter-county scene this year and has now decided to call it a day.

"No, no, we won't. That's finished for me now," O'Keeffe told TG4.

"In fairness, the two lads, Shaun (O'Brien) and Billy (Nolan), are doing brilliant in there now so Jesus, there'd be no guarantees that even if I went back now that there'd be a place for me at this stage.

"I've given it a good nine or 10 years now and I think that chapter is finished for myself. Really enjoying playing with the brothers and some of the childhood friends in Ballygunner, it's after giving me a real lease of life so I'm really enjoying it and I'm not ready to give it up just yet."

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